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NICREW Single Channel LED Lighting Timer

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NICREW Single Channel LED Lighting Timer
« on: January 06, 2019, 09:01:22 PM »
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I recently recieved a NICREW Single Channel LED Lighting Timer from Santa and am very happy with his choice...

This can be used as a ramp timer to bring on and off the aquarium lights over a 15m period so as to not startle the fish. Since using it I have noticed more natural morning and evening behaviours from the fish as I believe the lights (I have them set to a 30m start up and shut down) are better emulating sunrise and set.

I have wanted to purchase a product such as this for a while but was always nervous about compatibility... the fact that this product comes with a range of cable options to fit most lights was a bonus (see photos). The unit is a little tricky to programme (just because limited number of buttons and small display) but the diagram in the instructions helped me get my head around it and once it's set, its set. Even if the power goes out and the clock looses the time, the settings are still saved. Just reset the clock and you're away again.  It was easy to install and worked straight away on the lights in my 220 litre (Fluval aquasky) and on my 64 litre (Interpet leds).

Would highly recommend especially at the price I saw it for recently on Amazon...

Details can be found here:
https://www.nicrew.com/products/nicrew-single-led-lighting-timer/

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Re: NICREW Single Channel LED Lighting Timer
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 02:57:42 PM »
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Very helpful review. If/when I ever convert over to LEDs, I'll make a note to remember this.  :cheers:

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Re: NICREW Single Channel LED Lighting Timer
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 02:29:52 PM »
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Thanks @Matt for the very useful information.
I recently bought a plug-in timer thingy to try. The problem with it is that it is larger than a plug, so takes up too much space on multi-plug extension. Also, it would only turn my lights on and off.
I've just had a quick look on Amazon, and I think I might treat myself to some of these Nicrew timers.  ;D
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Re: NICREW Single Channel LED Lighting Timer
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 05:04:39 PM »
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How many times can the timer turn on and off? Could it cope with a siesta period?

I have briefly used a timer with a sunset and sunrise which I really liked. But the timer I had didn't allow for a siesta, so I stopped using it. Currently I stagger the on and off of my two LED units to reduce the shock of the lights switching.

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Re: NICREW Single Channel LED Lighting Timer
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 07:16:42 PM »
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I am doing a siesta now! I do the 30mis ramp up and down at the start and end of the day and a much quicker 15min ramp down, off for 3 hours, then 15min ramp back up in the middle of the day 😁

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Re: NICREW Single Channel LED Lighting Timer
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 10:06:14 AM »
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My timers have arrived, so I'll be fitting them to some of the tanks today.  :)

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Re: NICREW Single Channel LED Lighting Timer
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 03:33:31 PM »
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How many tanks are you fitting out @Littlefish ?

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I've got 3 for now, but if things go well I can see me getting more.  :)

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Re: NICREW Single Channel LED Lighting Timer
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 02:20:39 PM »
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Hi Matt,

I had a look at the Nicrew link that you provided but it made no mention of the maximum power LED fixture that it could supply. What is the power rating (in Watts) of the LED fixture that you are using the timer with?

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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 09:07:36 PM »
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What is the power rating (in Watts) of the LED fixture that you are using the timer with?

I personally have it on a 27W unit.  :cheers:

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Re: NICREW Single Channel LED Lighting Timer
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 09:38:09 PM »
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What is the power rating (in Watts) of the LED fixture that you are using the timer with?

I personally have it on a 27W unit.  :cheers:

Thanks for the feedback.

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